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On-farm Nitrogen Research Field Day

Results of nitrogen management trials, current season plots, the updated UMN nitrogen rate guidelines for corn, and yield monitor use are the focus of a field day to be held near Eyota on August 16th from 10 am to 2 pm. 

University of MN Extension along with the MN Department of Agriculture (MDA) have been conducting on-farm nitrogen management plots in the region for multiple years through the MDA's Southeast MN Nitrogen BMP Outreach Program.  Jake Overgaard, UMN Extension, and Dawn Bernau, MDA, will give an update on research results for the area in addition to a focus on the multi-year plot onsite.

University of Minnesota recently updated its recommended nitrogen rates for corn.  Greg Klinger, UMN Extension, will give an update on what the new rates are and why they’ve been adjusted. 

Do you know how to calibrate your yield monitor correctly?  How can you use the data?  Ryan Miller, UMN Extension, will help you get ready for harvest by going over the basics of yield monitor use and how to use the data in your crop management decisions.

The field day will be held on the farm of Dan Brandt, 10801 10th St SE, Eyota, MN.  Registration starts at 9:30 am and the program concludes at 2 pm, lunch will be served at noon.  The program will be held outdoors, some walking will be involved.

Pre-registration is preferred, but not required.  Please do so by calling Winona County Extension, 507-457-6440 or emailing Jake Overgaard, over0128@umn.edu.  In the event of bad weather, call the Farm Information Line for cancellation info, 1-800-232-9077.

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